Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Lawrence Technological University is $31,420 for the 2017/2018 academic year. This is 13% more expensive than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $27,755. The cost is 65% more expensive than the average Michigan tuition of $19,001 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 49th in Michigan amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 10th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $770 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $32,190.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,500 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Southfield should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,476.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,316 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $4,316 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Lawrence Technological University was $47,482 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Michigan residence status as there is no in-state discount.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Lawrence Technological University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Lawrence Technological University
Estimated Budgets
Michigan Resident Total Budget $47,482
   In-State Tuition$31,420
   Other Fees$770
   Room and Board$9,500
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,316
   Books and Supplies$1,476
Non-Resident Total Budget $47,482
   Out-of-State Tuition$31,420
   Other Fees$770
   Room and Board$9,500
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,316
   Books and Supplies$1,476


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $47,482 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Lawrence Technological University net price for in-state students is $25,824* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

86% of Lawrence Technological University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $15,392. 24 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,015. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Lawrence Technological University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Lawrence Technological University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$25,824*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid86%
Average Total Grant Aid$15,392
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants24%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,015

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$23,334
$30,001 to $48,000$24,791
$48,001 to $75,000$25,970
$75,001 to $110,000$27,179

Average Financial Aid Mix - $47,482 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $47,482. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 36% - $15,392

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Lawrence Technological University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 14% - $6,021

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 50% -  $21,753

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Private Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. Lawrence Technological University
University of Detroit Mercy31% more expensive
Cleary University37.9% less expensive
Spring Arbor University13.6% less expensive
Albion College35.5% more expensive
Olivet College18% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Lawrence Technological University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Lawrence Technological University is $189,928 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $23,415 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $93,660**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $237,410 or $117,075 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Lawrence Technological University.

Michigan Resident Tuition Per Semester$15,710
Michigan Resident Total Cost Per Semester$23,741

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Lawrence Technological University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Lawrence Technological University
Price per credit hour$1,047
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$3,141
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$4,188


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 56% of Lawrence Technological University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,021. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $42,044.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Lawrence Technological University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $93,660, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $116,210.58. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Lawrence Technological University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 86% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $23,415. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Lawrence Technological University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Lawrence Technological University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$968.42
Amount Borrowed$93,660.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$22,550.58
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$116,210.58

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Lawrence Technological University? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Lawrence Technological University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $116,210.58 would be needed to afford a $968.42 monthly payment in the example $93,660.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Lawrence Technological University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $27,300 to $31,420. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 3%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $189,928.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Lawrence Technological University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$65,299$261,195
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$83,340$333,359
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $106,365$425,460
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $123,131$492,523

Tuition History

What was tuition at Lawrence Technological University five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Lawrence Technological University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 124 0% cheaper
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 36 12% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 35 13% costlier
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 19 20% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 18 13% costlier
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 15 39% costlier
Construction Management Bachelor's Degree 13 34% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 11 7% cheaper
Illustration Bachelor's Degree 10 4% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 166% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 10 12% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 9 38% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 8 17% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 3 20% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 8% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 3 125% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 115% costlier
Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 2% cheaper
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 2 142% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 12% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 1% cheaper
Engineering/Industrial Management Bachelor's Degree 1 21% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
Chemistry, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 13% costlier
Physics, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 2% costlier


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About Lawrence Technological University

Lawrence Technological University is a four year private college located in Southfield, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 1,748 and part time is 1,561.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Lawrence Technological University is a private not for profit institution.

Lawrence Technological University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170675 IPEDS survey data.